A gentleman with Down Syndrome went to the movies recently. When the movie was finished, he decided to stay to see it again. In other words, he did not get out of his seat; he did not buy a new ticket. The theater has security guards. Three of them. Off duty police who were in police uniforms. All three were called in to deal with this gentleman who would not get out of his seat.
The gentleman, Robert Saylor, died of asphyxiation.
Yes, for “resisting arrest” the off-duty police used enough force to result in the death of the gentleman. Because he wouldn’t buy an $11 ticket.
By Matt Carey